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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Seek first the Kingdom of God" (Matthew 6:33) - Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

In the gospels, Jesus criticises the manner in which the people of His time exercised some ascetic practices for reason of ignoble motives that prompted them.

Prayer of the Month

Malayalam retreats


Growth retreats and other special retreats to be held in Malayalam


July 6 - 12, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

July 13 - 18, 2014

Retreat for Priests and Nuns

Family Renewal Retreat

July 20 - 25, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

July 27 - August 1, 2014

Family Renewal Retreat

August 3 - 8, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

August 10 - 15, 2014

Family Renewal Retreat

August 17 - 22, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

August 24 - 29, 2014

Family Renewal Retreat

August 31 - September 5, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

September  7 - 12, 2014

Family Renewal Retreat

Retreat for Youth

September  14 - 19, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

September  21 - 26, 2014

Family Renewal Retreat

September  28 - October 3, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

October 5 - 10, 2014

Marian Retreat

Family Renewal Retreat

October 12 - 17, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

October 19 - 24, 2014

Family Renewal Retreat

October 26 - 31, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

November 2 - 7, 2014

Family Renewal Retreat

November 9 - 14, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

November 16 - 21, 2014

Family Renewal Retreat

November 23 - 28, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

November 30 - December 5, 2014

Family Renewal Retreat

December 7 - 12, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

December 14 - 19, 2014

Family Renewal Retreat

Retreat for Priests and Nuns

December 21 - 26, 2014

Inner Healing Retreat

December 28 - January 2, 2015

Family Renewal Retreat

Retreats begin at 10 am Sunday and end 10 am Friday. During the retreats for the sick, special accommodation will be provided for the bedridden if informed in advance. Medical facilities which include an ambulance service are available on request, to transport the sick and disabled from Divine Nagar Railway halt to the retreat centre.

  • Jesteen Retreat for children every week.
  • Night Vigil: Every Saturday, from 8.30 pm  to 12.30 pm; includes Way of the Cross, preaching, Eucharistic adoration and Holy Mass.
    Divine Updates

    Hindi convention DIVYA KIRAN 2015

    Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our fifth Hindi convention in 2015. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults/couples and another for youth. The Convention will be inaugurated by His Grace Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto of Delhi Archdiocese.

    Date: May 31 - June 5, 2014

    Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby, Sydney

    Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2015. Fr. Michael Payyapilly VC to minister. For bookings, email Hurry, as admission is limited.

    Date: January 2015 - December, 2015

    Retreats in Divine Retreat Centre, UK

    Divine Retreat Centre, Ramsgate UK, has announced several English and Malayalam language retreats to be led by Fr. George Panackal VC and Fr. Joseph Edattu VC. All are welcome.

    Dates: Jan - Dec, 2015

    Divine Retreat Centre, UK inaugurated

    The Divine family is honoured to announce the blessing and inauguration of the Divine Retreat Centre UK, in St Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate, Canterbury by the Most Rev. Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, in the presence of Rt. Rev. Mgr. John Armitage, Vicar General, Diocese of Brentwood and Rev. Dr. Paul Puthuva, Provincial Superior, Marymatha Province, Vincentian Congregation, Angamaly, India.

    More: Click below

    Lenten Mission in Thane

    Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC to lead a Spiritual Renewal Mission in Mumbai. Healing service to be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, in Thane West. All are welcome.

    Dates: 27 Feb, 28 Feb & 1 March, 2015

    POWER 2015 at Divine Retreat Centre

    DRC is back with the highlight of the year: the 10th International Youth Conference - POWER 2015. The very best international preachers and gospel bands will be here to lead us into worship. Be there to experience a totally different atmosphere of prayer. Couples' retreat and children's retreat will be held simultaneously. Don't miss it.

    Date: July 26 - July 31, 2015

    Lenten Retreat in Doha

    Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC, along with Glen and Teresa La'Rive, will lead a Lenten retreat at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Doha. Please inform your family and friends.

    Dates: 6 - 10 March, 2015

    Parish Retreat in Dubai

    Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC will lead a parish retreat at the St. Mary's Church, Dubai. Music by Glen and Teresa La'Rive. All are welcome.

    Dates: 23, 24, 25 & 26 February, 2015

    Retreats in USA

    Answer God's call and experience His burning love for you. Special retreats to be led by Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC, in various churches around the US. All are welcome.

    Dates: March, 2015

    Divine Retreat Schedules


    English retreats are held every week from Sunday to Friday. Special retreats are conducted for priests, religious and laity as well. Come and experience the Lord and grow in Him.


    Inner healing retreats, growth retreats, couples' retreats and youth retreats in Malayalam, are led by Fr. Mathew Elavumkal, Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil, Fr. Biju Koonan and Fr Sebastian Anjumuriyil.


    Retreats in Konkani, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu

    Every week, retreats are held in five different regional languages of India, apart from in the local language - Malayalam. The retreats are led by Vincentian priests and supported by powerfully anointed laity of God.

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